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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
DHHL Receives Approval for Pilot Down Payment Program
By News Release @ 2:01 AM :: 2657 Views :: DHHL, Cost of Living

... an initiative that will provide applicants on the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) Waiting List with down payment assistance for a fee-simple residential purchase off Hawaiian Home Lands on Oʻahu ....

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Monday, December 21, 2020
Sen Fevella to Lead Protest Rally as DHHL Tries to Justify Casino Proposal
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 3862 Views :: DHHL, Gambling

...Peaceful demonstrations will begin at 9:00am ahead of the of Hawaiian Homes Commission meeting that is scheduled for 9:30am....

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Saturday, December 19, 2020
The Government Promised to Return Ancestral Hawaiian Land, Then Never Finished the Job
By Selected News Articles @ 4:14 PM :: 3139 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii History

... The state still owes another 1,300 acres to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands ....

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Monday, December 14, 2020
55.6% of DHHL direct mortgage borrowers fall behind
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 2798 Views :: DHHL, Economy, COVID-19

... DHHL has extended the postponement of mortgage loan payments for all DHHL direct loans and loans assigned to the Department for an additional three-month period, through March 31, 2021 ....

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Hawaiian Tel Buys Al Hee's Cable Network
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 3033 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

... Hawaiian Telcom to Acquire Inter-Island Submarine and Terrestrial Fiber Infrastructure Assets from Paniolo Cable Company ....

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
DHHL Breaks Ground on Rent-to-Own Project
By News Release @ 10:06 PM :: 2762 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL

... The first 60 homes, a portion of the greater 118-unit Laʻi ʻŌpua Village 4 – Akau, are anticipated to be offered to beneficiaries in mid-2021 ....

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Friday, November 13, 2020
Makuu: DHHL Removes 382 Junk Cars -- Retakes Abandoned Leaseholds
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 4296 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL

... 382 intentionally abandoned vehicles and approximately 700 tires on three parcels ....

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
FCC Grants DHHL WiFi Spectrum Licenses
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 2531 Views :: DHHL

...the Department now has permission to utilize a portion of the 2.5 GHz band to deliver wireless broadband to rural homestead communities on Kauaʻi and in Maui County....

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Saturday, October 24, 2020
How We Found Low-Income Hawaiians Were Left Behind by the Homesteading Program
By Selected News Articles @ 7:22 PM :: 2324 Views :: DHHL

... In three of the past five years, the awards fell into the single digits. ...

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Saturday, October 24, 2020
To Reclaim Ancestral Land, All Native Hawaiians Need Is a $300,000 Mortgage and to Wait in Line for Decades
By Selected News Articles @ 7:14 PM :: 3153 Views :: DHHL

... the homes have proved too expensive for many applicants ....

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
FCC Fines Al Hee $49M for Fraud
By News Release @ 8:11 PM :: 4798 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...Company Received Over $27 Million in Unearned Payments Due to Falsified Cost Reporting--This is one of the largest forfeitures the FCC has ever imposed....

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Saturday, September 26, 2020
DHHL Legislative Proposals for Next Session
By News Release @ 1:00 PM :: 2317 Views :: DHHL

...At its September meeting, the Hawaiian Homes Commission approved 13 of the legislative proposals to move forward....

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Sunday, September 20, 2020
'Hush Money' and Retaliation: FBI Investigates Kauai Charter School tied to OHA Trustee
By Andrew Walden @ 6:34 PM :: 10501 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

... similar to sandwich lease schemes common during the Broken Trust days ....

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
DHHL Submits Wireless Spectrum Applications to FCC
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 2489 Views :: DHHL

...The waiver affirms DHHL as the only entity with the legal standing to apply in the Window and implement broadband service on Hawaiian Home Lands....

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
DHHL Seeks Input on Agriculture Program Plan
By News Release @ 8:53 PM :: 3059 Views :: DHHL, Agriculture

... The Plan will guide the Department’s efforts to grow more successful native Hawaiian farmers on Hawaiian Home Lands by identifying programmatic supports and technical assistance for both agriculture homestead Waiting List Applicants and existing Lessees .... 

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Friday, July 24, 2020
Recommendations Sought for 2021 DHHL Legislative Package
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 2322 Views :: DHHL

...proposals must address the Department’s operations, programs, regulations, processes, budget, and/or resources and must create a benefit or an advantage for the DHHL, the trust, or trust beneficiaries, or otherwise correct a deficiency....

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Friday, June 19, 2020
DHHL Expands COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 2564 Views :: DHHL, COVID-19

...Program to include Undivided Interest (UI) lessees who have lost income or their job as a result of COVID-19....

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020
DHHL, Aloha United Way Launch Beneficiary Rental Relief Program
By News Release @ 12:22 AM :: 2749 Views :: DHHL, COVID-19

"...The Department is still on schedule to prepare 1,300 lots statewide over the next five years, and we hope this rental relief will keep applicant families on track to assume those lots once they are ready....”

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
COVID-19 Relief Options Approved by Hawaiian Homes Commission
By News Release @ 2:00 AM :: 2669 Views :: DHHL, COVID-19

...HHC approved the establishment of the DHHL COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Hawaiian Homes Commission Approves DHHL Loan Deferral
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 2459 Views :: DHHL

...postponement of mortgage payments for Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) direct loans and loans assigned to DHHL....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Nanakuli: From Hardship to Hope
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:45 PM :: 3959 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, OHA

...Diamond Garcia's own journey from hardship to hope is reflective of the challenges many face in his hometown of Nanakuli....

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Friday, February 14, 2020
SB3104: OHA to be Given Free 'Affordable' Housing Units?
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 4235 Views :: DHHL, OHA, Cost of Living

...HHFDC to decide how many units go to OHA and/or DHHL.... 

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Monday, February 10, 2020
Senate Confirms DHHL Nominees, Sends 9 Bills to House
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 3241 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii State Government

...The Hawaii State Senate today confirmed William J. Aila to be Chair of the Hawaiian Homes Commission, Department of Hawaiian Homelands and Tyler I. Gomes to be Deputy....

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
Makuu: Homeless Move onto Abandoned DHHL Leaseholds, Set up Auto Junkyard
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 5177 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Homelessness

...Over the past six months, the Department has removed unpermitted structures, unauthorized campers, and abandoned vehicles from Kalaeloa, Anahola, Hanapepe, King’s Landing, and other locations statewide....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
House-Senate Resolutions call for (yet another) Blue Ribbon Commission on Hawaiian Issues
By News Release @ 4:35 AM :: 3399 Views :: DHHL, OHA

...asking the Governor to form a blue ribbon commission to examine and establish a reconciliation process relating to past, present and future issues of importance to Native Hawaiians and the State of Hawaiʻi....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
DHHL Buys KSBE Property in Moiliili--Will Build Rental Units
By News Release @ 3:06 AM :: 3448 Views :: DHHL

...DHHL intends to rehabilitate those buildings immediately and deploy them as affordable rentals to applicants on the wait list....

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Monday, January 6, 2020
DHHL Leaseholds--many vacant or abandoned
By Andrew Walden @ 5:24 PM :: 6454 Views :: DHHL

...Could the real estate market put 100s of Hawaiian families into the DHHL homes they have been waiting for?....

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020
DHHL Defends Mortgage Lending Practices
By News Release @ 9:59 AM :: 3496 Views :: DHHL

...DHHL Responds to SCHHA Claims on Lease Cancellations....

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Saturday, November 30, 2019
Auditor: City Still not Collecting Property Taxes from Commercial Lessees of Government Land
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 4473 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Taxes

...According to BFS, since 2013, the state has not upheld its commitment to provide annual worksheets and timely information to the city....

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Friday, November 1, 2019
Hawaiians & the Economy: We're in The Same Boat as Everyone!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:46 PM :: 5579 Views :: DHHL, Economy, OHA, Cost of Living

...if we work to do good for all people of Hawai'i, we end up helping Hawaiians....

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Sunday, October 13, 2019
The Strange Case of Bank of America
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3966 Views :: DHHL

...We need this to stop....

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
First Hawaiian Homelands Leases Near 99-Year Mark
By News Release @ 1:12 AM :: 3396 Views :: DHHL

...lessees who are interested in extending their 99-year leases for an additional 100 years can do so via request through DHHL and with approval of the Hawaiian Homes Commission....

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Monday, September 30, 2019
Ige Approves Rental Units for DHHL
By News Release @ 9:31 PM :: 3189 Views :: DHHL

...Ige today signed new administrative rules for Planned Communities, Multi-Family Complexes and Rental Housing within the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
DHHL Wants Outside Attorney to Negotiate Land Swaps
By News Release @ 8:27 PM :: 2958 Views :: DHHL

...Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair Issues Statement on Seeking Act 14 Private Counsel....

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Friday, September 6, 2019
DHHL vs OHA on Teardown of Protesters Sacred Shack
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 7143 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Removal efforts were conducted by Hawai’i Department of Transportation (HDOT) personnel, at the request of DHHL....

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Friday, September 6, 2019
UPDATE: Police Demolish 3rd Illegal Structure on 'Sacred' Mauna Kea
By News Release @ 4:12 PM :: 9106 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA
..."We got a library being built, we got kanakas getting established on their national lands."....
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Friday, August 30, 2019
DHHL-HDoT: Joint Statement on Mauna Kea Access Road
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 8214 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

"...Mauna Kea Access Road is under the control and jurisdiction of DOT...."

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
DHHL Seeks Developer for First Rental Complex at Moiliili Bowl-O-Drome Site
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 4441 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL

...The Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) recently adopted new administrative rules to allow DHHL to administer rentals on Hawaiian homelands. The new rules are awaiting Governor David Ige’s signature....

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
Lyon Corruption: Master Halbert gets 18 Months
By News Release @ 2:43 AM :: 207797 Views :: DHHL, National News, Ethics

...for his participation in a money laundering scheme involving bribes made to corruptly secure engineering and project management contracts from the government of FSM....

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Thursday, July 25, 2019
Foreclosure Next? Court Finds Criminal Al Hee's Scam Company in Default
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 PM :: 5726 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...The Rural Utilities Service loaned millions to Sandwich Isles Communications to finance the installation of a telecommunications network in the state....

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Friday, July 12, 2019
DHHL Approves Kalaeloa Solar Project
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 4699 Views :: DHHL, Energy

...A proposal to Build Solar Farm on Hawaiian Home Lands turns ugly in Kapolei....

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Sunday, June 30, 2019
DHHL Announces Search for Larry Mehau's Successor
By News Release @ 4:22 AM :: 4019 Views :: DHHL

...present your claim by September 30, 2019, or be forever barred from succeeding....

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Thursday, June 20, 2019
Telescope: State Issues Notice to Proceed, Rips Down Protesters Shacks
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 7422 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... So that construction of the telescope can begin safely, four unauthorized structures were removed from Mauna Kea earlier this morning by multiple state agencies .... 

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Friday, May 17, 2019
Ige Appoints Aila DHHL Director
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 3493 Views :: DHHL

...Aila’s appointment is subject to Senate confirmation....

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Monday, May 13, 2019
Source: Esther Kia’aina and Andy Winer Warned Jim Lyon About Investigation
By Andrew Walden @ 7:31 PM :: 18250 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, World News, Congressional Delegation, OHA

... Winer’s resignation as Sen Brian Schatz’ Chief of Staff was announced in the media, May 4, 2019.  Kia'aina is reportedly under consideration for top jobs at DHHL and OHA ....

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Monday, May 13, 2019
DHHL Planning Multi-Family Complexes and Rental Housing
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 3387 Views :: DHHL

...DHHL is accepting comments regarding proposed administrative rules for Planned Communities, Multi-Family Complexes, and Rental Housing until Monday, May 13, 2019....

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Who will be the Next Hawaiian Homelands Director?
By Video @ 9:07 PM :: 3989 Views :: DHHL

...Three Potential Replacements Would Only Make It Worse....

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Sunday, May 5, 2019
Waimea DHHL Association Seeks Federal Recognition as Indian Tribe
By Video @ 4:24 PM :: 7995 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, DHHL

...Waimea Hawaiian Homes Association is attempting to become a federally recognized government called Waimea Nui under DOI....

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Sunday, March 24, 2019
DHHL Releases Draft 2019 Native Hawaiian Housing Plan
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 3692 Views :: DHHL

...The proposed draft will come to the Commission in April 2019 for final acceptance before being submitted to HUD for approval....

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Thursday, March 21, 2019
How to Solve the Hawaiian Homelands Problem
By Video @ 12:43 AM :: 4896 Views :: DHHL, OHA

...There's Enough Land in Hawai'i for all Hawaiians....

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